This is probably the best table top weather alert radio currently available. The weather alert function is highly customizable, with easy to understand menus and options. The radio is very sensitive and the siren very loud, you won't miss any alert. As an AM/FM radio, it's excellent, the sound is very good, well balanced, clear and undistorted. Bass/treble controls are provided if you'd wish to further customize it. It also has two independent, easily customizable alarms, in case you would like to use it as your nightstand alarm clock. External inputs/outputs are provided, for antennas, external siren/strobe, auxiliary input and output. A complete, well made unit.